DOWNEY (CBSLA.com) — Customers waited in line outside of a market in Downey Wednesday to receive refunds for a bad batch of tamales that sickened many on Christmas.
CBS2’s Joy Benedict reported a handful people showed up to Amapola Market & Deli around 4:30 a.m. in order hold their spot in line.
On Monday, many customers waited in line for hours while employees issued refunds.
The store temporarily ran out of cash, being that it was a holiday, and was closed for business on Tuesday.
The company says the bad batch of masa stems from a problem with a 120,000 pound supply of corn that the store purchased from a longtime vendor.
The store provided a full refund to any customer who showed their receipt.
Customers who no longer have a receipt will be required to fill out a form, which will then be evaluated on case-by-case basis.